Land of Oz
Lyman Frank Baum tells in his with The Wizard of Oz incipient youth book series alleged events from the fictional world of Oz This article describes this world as well as the essential places, landscapes, people and figures that are mentioned in the novels.
Tree has a total of 14 novels for young adults as well as 6 other shorter books written during his lifetime, which deal with the world of Oz and its inhabitants. After his death, other authors such as Ruth Plumly Thompson published more Oz - related works.
The World of Oz is initially treated for the first time in 1900 in tree book The Wizard of Oz. Later integrated tree but others devised by him for more of his stories fictional worlds. This also includes the land Mo from his book The Magical Monarch of Mo from the year 1896, so retroactively that book for the first time set in the world of Oz. The Land of Oz, however, is still treated for the first time in 1900 in The Wizard of Oz.
The World of Oz
In the world of Oz is - even if it is only dominated by a few - magic for granted. As in Santa Claus - The Adventurous Life of Santa Claus ( Orgininaltitel: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, 1902) described, it was created by the three mighty immortals Ak, core and Bo. While all them other immortal magic beings are subordinate, but they stay in the background. Instead, grab the four powerful witches of the North, the South, the East and the West in the events of the country. In addition, there are other witches and wizards who are less powerful. Even mythical creatures of various kinds are not uncommon in Oz However, a majority of the population are people with no magical abilities. As in Volume 12, The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918 ) explains die all inhabitants of Oz since a spell of Fairy Queen Lurline natural death more. Only guests from the normal world, like Dorothy Gale or the Wizard of Oz are normal mortal.
The world Oz consists of the Land of Oz, who first conceived it surrounds deadly desert and other countries, the tree regardless of his Oz stories for other works. Among them are the state Ix Queen Zixi of Ix (1904 /5) and the land Mo from The Magical Monarch of Mo ( 1896). The former country, which was introduced in addition to the Land of Oz in Baum World of Oz, the country was Ev, the tree in 1907 in the third book of his Oz series, Princess Ozma of Oz described.
The Land of Oz is separated from the other countries by Mortal desert and protected by them from outside attacks. In the sixth book in the series, Dorothy in the Emerald City (1910 ), this natural protection of the good witch Glinda is supplemented by a magical barrier which makes the Land of Oz invisible. Nevertheless, it is possible in the other novels, a number of persons between Oz and surrounding countries back and herzureisen.
The Land of Oz
The Land of Oz has roughly a rectangular outer boundary. It consists of four sub- kingdoms, which are adjacent to each other roughly along the diagonal of the rectangle. The four kingdoms are:
- Munchkin Country in the East ( dominion of the Wicked Witch of the East)
- Winkie Country in the West ( dominion of the Wicked Witch of the West),
- Gillikin Country (temporarily dominion of the evil Witch of the North Mombi before it was sold by the Good Witch of the North ) in the north and
- Quadling Country in the south ( reserve the Good Witch of the South, Glinda ).
- In the heart of the country is the Emerald City. It is the none of the four kingdoms associated capital of Oz and seat of the monarch of Oz, Princess Ozma of Oz, as well as during their temporary abduction of the temporary steward ', the Wizard of Oz
Inhabitants of Oz
The people of Oz are based on the part realm in which they live, designated (eg Munchkins ). The majority of the inhabitants are humans. However, there are also wizards and witches, and mythical creatures such as unicorns and winged monkeys and a number of talking animals. Many people live in cities. Some, however, so they are not noticed in a somewhat more isolated regions of their country by the events in the country a lot. This is especially true for residents of the outer peripheral regions. As explained in Volume 12, The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918 ), die all inhabitants of Oz since a spell of Fairy Queen Lurline natural death more. Only guests from the normal world as Dorothy Gale and the Wizard of Oz are normal mortal.
In other media
The World of Oz is the subject of several movies and television productions:
- The Wizard of Oz - movie from 1939 based on the novel of the same name.
- The Wiz - The Wizard of Oz - Musical film from 1978 with Michael Jackson (as Scarecrow ) and Diana Ross (as Dorothy ), on the eponymous Broadway musical, the basis of The Wizard of Oz was based.
- Oz - A fantastic world - sequel to the film from 1939 to 1985, based on the novels The Marvelous Land of Oz and Princess Ozma of Oz
- Muppets: The Wizard of Oz ( Original title: The Muppets ' Wizard of Oz ) is an American musical film from 2005 with the dolls from the Muppet Show.
- The Return of Oz (Original Title: After the Wizzard ) - 2011 produced American film, which follows on from The Wizard of Oz.
- The fantastic world of Oz - A prequel to the movie from 1939 from 2013, not based on one of the novels.
- In the Land of Oz - A 1961 produced episode of the series Shirley Temple's Storybook ( Season 2, Episode 1) in the Shirley Temple Princess Ozma and the boys tip plays. The 50-minute episode based on The Marvelous Land of Oz
- In the land of the Wizard of Oz (Original Title: Oz no Mahoutsukai ) - 52 -piece Japanese cartoon series from 1986 / 87th The series was broadcast in Germany from 13 August 1998 to June 9, 2000 on RTL II in the early program and of 11 September 2000 until 29 December 2000 to tm3.
- The OZ Kids - 26-part American cartoon series of the station ABC, which was produced from 1994 to 1996. In Germany, the series ran from 17 July 1997 to 21 August 1997, Super RTL.
- Tin Man - the fight for the Emerald of Light - 3-part American television mini - series from 2007 based on the Wizard of Oz
- The Witches of Oz - 2-part American television mini - series from 2011.
- Wicked - The Witches of Oz (Musical) ( Original title: Wicked - The Untold Story Of The Witches Of Oz ) is based on the bestselling novel Wicked - The Witches of Oz (novel) by Gregory Maguire.
Sources / literature
- Tree, L. F. (1900), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; mostly reprinted under the title: The Wizard of Oz (German publication as: The Wizard of Oz, 1940)
- Tree, LF ( 1904), The Marvelous Land of Oz: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman; most common among the short title The Land of Oz (German publication as: The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1981)
- Tree, LF ( 1907), Ozma of Oz (German publication as: Princess Ozma of Oz, 1981)
- Tree, LF ( 1908), Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (English publication as: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, 1999)
- Tree, LF ( 1909), The Road to Oz (German publication as: Dorothy spell Due, 2000)
- Tree, LF ( 1910), The Emerald City of Oz (German publication as: Dorothy in the Emerald City, 2000)
- Tree, LF ( 1913), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (German publication as: Dorothy and the Patchwork Girl, 2002)
- Tree, LF ( 1914), Tik Tok of Oz (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1915), The Scarecrow of Oz (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1916), in Oz Rinkitink (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1917), The Lost Princess of Oz (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1918), The Tin Woodman of Oz (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1919), The Magic of Oz (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1920), Glinda of Oz (so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1896), The Magical Monarch of Mo ( so far no German publication)
- Tree, LF ( 1902) The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (German publication as: Santa Claus - The Adventurous Life of Santa Claus, 1993 and Santa Claus or the adventurous life of Santa Claus, 2010)
- Tree, LF ( 1904/5 ), queen Zixi of Ix (so far no German publication)